What's Happening at the CBA
In just a matter of months, the Finance Department within the College of Business Administration has received three grants to support its new Risk Management and Insurance Program. The most recent funding, a $4,000 grant from the Spencer Education Foundation, Inc., will support a “Risk Manager in Residence” program and provide funds for the new Gamma Beta Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, the International Fraternity for Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science Students. “Receiving funds through the Spencer Education Foundation grant provides a great opportunity for the new Risk Management and Insurance program in the College of Business Administration,” stated Dr. Jill Bisco, Assistant Professor of Finance (pictured).
Read about Junior Drew Dawson, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) major and Director of Sales for Zips for Haiti Coffee.
In a Q&A with Shelby Amatangelo, she explained why she chose the CBA: “There was only one school with a business school that made me feel like I would no doubt be prepared for life after college. Akron had more business school organizations, internship opportunities, and community connections than any other school I talked to. I was blown away by what the CBA had managed to do for the students, and I wanted to have that same opportunity.”
The College of Business Administration (CBA) has received a second grant to support the new Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program. The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation has awarded the CBA $22,500, which will be used for course development and materials to enhance coursework. The grant monies come from the Robert P. Ashlock Memorial Fund, which was established in memory of the former president and CEO of Assurex Global, an exclusive partnership of the world’s premier independent insurance agents and brokers.
Each year, the Young Professionals Network’s 30 For the Future Award recognizes 30 young professionals (ages 25-39) who live and/or work in the Greater Akron Region and who have made an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service. This year, The University of Akron was well represented with honorees including alumni Bryson Davis (Chemistry and Post-Bacc), Erick Chojnacki (BA, Business and Organizational Communication Activities and Societies), and CBA graduates, Trevor Chuna (BBA, Finance), Karen Cheong (MTax, Taxation), David P. Miller (Marketing and Sales Management), Christopher Teodosio (MBA Management), and Pat O’Neill (BS. Accounting). Also honored were current CBA Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement, (pictured), and UA alumnus and faculty member Anoo Vyas.